Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, None
pretty good tool
I bought this over a year ago and it served as my edc for most of that time. I noticed often that people were quite critical of this knife's design yet they seemed to miss a very valid point regarding it. It can be used as more than an edged tool. It makes an excellent self defense tool when used as a koppo/yawara stick as I often demonstrated by using it to smash bags of store bought ice. As a further strength when the blade has been deployed the knife never developed any sort of blade play thanks to the knife's design. Over time I learned to deploy the blade very quickly, although as has been noted you DO need both hands to open it, which can be difficult sometimes. Often during a self defense situation there will simply not be enough time to grab a knife and deploy the blade quickly regardless of whether it is designed as a one handed or a two handed opening one. However simply grabbing the knife and using it as a non-lethal instrument, not even bothering to attempt to open it, seemed to work well for me. It was nice to see a knife design that nicely addressed the concept that a knife can be used for more than an edged weapon if it is built sturdily enough. It makes an excellent utility blade as well. I can pretty much guarantee it will not close on your fingers unless you are doing something with it that you shouldn't be doing with a folding knife in any case. The pocket clip is a bit tight on the model, and the knife does tend to rub a bit harshly against the inside of your pocket also.I had to sew a few holes that formed in my pocket due to wear after a few moths of carrying this knife without using the pocket clip to hold it.Overall though this is a very good knife, and it has many good possibilities if you consider its many uses.